J: Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody


"I'm just a gigolo and everywhere I go People know the part, I'm playin'"

I was never a big Van Halen/David Lee Roth fan (I actually preferred Van Halen with Sammy Hagar. I know. Don't hate me!), but my sister was. She loved David Lee Roth. I'm pretty sure I still have some of her old Van Halen 45s in my box of records.

This was one of David Lee Roth's first solo hits. He released this song and his album, Crazy from the Heat, while still lead singer of Van Halen. He and the band parted ways a few months later.

I didn't realize that this was a mixup by Louis Prima of two older songs, Just a Gigolo (by Irving Caesar) and I Ain't Got Nobody (by Roger Graham and Spencer Williams). And that all four songs on the album are actually all cover songs.


I hadn't watched this video, probably since the '80s. I forgot how funny it was. I loved how he crashed into all of '80s artists' videos. The Boy George imitator is too funny. And Billy Idol electrocuting himself. . . Ha! Dave is one crazy guy!

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